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Can you use hydrogen peroxide to make them throw it up like you can with dogs? And I mean, if you catch them swallowing it, not hours later . One of the administrators on my dog forum saw her dog swallow a small ball, and she gave him several doses of hydrogen peroxide to induce him to throw it up, so he wouldn't get an obstuction. (BTW, there is a "sticky" on how to do this properly on this forum- I wouldn't advise doing this without having spoken to your vet about it beforehand ).

Is this something that can be used with cats? Or is it strictly for dogs, only? (realizing the applications would be different ).
post #2 of 8
I wouldn't attempt anything that....invasive (for lack of a better term) without consulting my vet. Cats tend to react more violently / unpredictably to such measures than dogs, let alone any physiological effects...

I have seen cats swallow strings many times over the years at work and one of my own. Often the material passes on its own depending on how much, thickness, etc ( and as long as you monitor there is no other blockages). Obviously never pull/tug. That said, I still would be freaking out enough to call my vet.

This has very dangerous potential to the tongue, esophogus, and the intestinal tract. I have seen vets remove unbelievable wads of string from pets; and surgery is often the answer. ( I think we all know this but just stating the obvious).
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Never attempt anything like that, most times the cat will pass the object, as far as the person that indused vomiting in the dog that swallowed the ball that was just dumb, this could have caused obstruction in the dogs air way when he was bringing it back up! Common sence people!!!!!!!
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Don't worry, I didn't mean anyone had swallowed anything at the moment, I was just wondering if anyone had heard of using it in cats, as that isn't the only place I have heard of it being used with dogs . . As she works for a good dog rescue, I assume she got the formula from a vet- she's a responsible person, I promise. The sticky states exactly how much, how often, what you can use it for and what you can't (like sharp objects, etc.) and that , in a nutshell for here, you should never use it for things that shouldn't be thrown up, just like people. I would never do something like that without having consulted my vet and no one else should either(not yelling, just emphasising ); I was just wondering if that was something that was done with cats, in or out of the vet's office . Thanks .
post #6 of 8
Firstly, I'm aware that there are different grades of hydrogen peroxide - there is a human grade one and perhaps that's the one that was used. Sometimes a "little" knowledge can be a dangerous thing.
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The kind of peroxide to use is included in the sticky in the dog forum- I just don't want to post it, as apparently no one has used it before, and I don't want them to try it with their dog (and especially their cat!) unless they have spoken to a vet clinic. I hesitated about asking the question at all, but I was really curious- If this thread needs to be removed as a safety concern, please do!
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Yes there are different grades but at least here in the states it is pharmaceutical and industrial( last I checked been a while) .... Hydrogen peroxide should NOT be used inside any living being ... the gas it lets off can killl.... NOTE the warning about deep cuts on the bottle
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